This August, The District is hot, hot, hot — and it’s not just the weather. With so much to experience and explore, you will flush with excitement as you check off your summer to do list in Fort Lauderdale. If you have ever wanted to be a better gardener, then the Bonnet House’s array of horticultural classes may be perfect for you. This month, choose from an array of orchid classes that will help you blossom into an expert. If you are searching for an all-day activity to keep the kids and yourself engaged, then the Waterful Tour, combining cool cultural exploration with fun Water Taxi rides throughout the city’s waterways, is the answer. There are also red hot performances (some at a 50 percent discount for The District’s loyal followers), insightful lectures and fantastic getaway packages for that final summer getaway. The District is packing it in for you this August, as summer comes slowly to its end. Let the good times roll!

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The District’s Waterful Tour
Now through October 29
Prices start at $38 per adult, $20 per child; aged 5 & under free
Explore the art, history and charm of Fort Lauderdale, via water. Select two of three premier cultural sites; enjoy one all-day, hop on, hop off Water Taxi pass; receive a savings book from Galleria Mall, and much more at a 42 percent savings off regular pricing. Learn more >
July 8
Opening Reception: “Human Animals: The Art of Cobra”
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
Free for members; $10 for non-members
July 10
Tales from Fort Lauderdale Parks and Rec
Fort Lauderdale Historical Society
Free for members; $5 for non-members

July 15
Cruisin’ Down the River: Digging Up the Past
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
July 23 & 24
Paw Patrol Live!
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
10:00am & 2:00pm
Stranahan Stories, Presented by Historic Stranahan House
Fort Lauderdale Woman’s Club
Noon| Free
Discover the role of Ivy Stranahan as a suffrage leader in Florida through her letters, photos and other archival documents. Michelle Sanmartino will share Mrs. Stranahan’s determination, while she stood alongside other key activists in their quest for women’s voting rights, ultimately leading to the passage of the 19th Amendment. Located at the Fort Lauderdale Woman’s Club, 20 S. Andrews Ave. Fort Lauderdale. Learn more >
Through October 1
Girlfriends & Glamour Getaway

Rates as low as $179 per room, per night, based on double occupancy
Nothing is better than spending time with friends. Now you can have that great escape, exactly as you want it, with a package designed for fun times. Whether it’s an overnight escape, a weekend away or a longer retreat with your “Gal Squad,” you can be sure that the planning has all been done, so you can simply enjoy. Learn more >
Through October 31
My Heart is Set on Sunrise

Prices start at $149 per night, based on two people
This package is perfect for couples or friends desiring a fun escape. It merges a stay at GALLERYone Fort Lauderdale, admission to Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, entry to Hugh Taylor Birch State Park and paddle boating, a complimentary cocktail at Blue Martini, a Red Door Spa visit, shopping savings, and much more! Learn more >
Video Of the Month
Video of the month
Visitors aren’t the only ones flocking to the Bonnet House this summer! This great blue heron is happy to hang around and sing the historic home’s praises.

Photo Credit: Daniel Routhier
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The Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment Consortium is supported by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau. For additional cultural events happening throughout Broward County please visit
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